Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross License Applications Now Available

Courtesy of MX Sports

Online licensing is now available for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross riders interested in participating in the 2017 season. Complete Step 1 on the MX Sports Pro Racing website at http://mxsportsproracing.com/pages/pro-motocross-license-application. Upon completion, a link to the AMA Pro Racing Network will be on the success page after hitting submit and an email will be sent to the address you've submitted. The AMA Pro Racing Member Network allows members to manage their own membership information, as well as process payments securely online.

Once you have completed the online portion and payment of your application, please remember to print and return it to AMA Pro Racing along with your notarized signature. This will complete the submission portion of you license application and begin the approval process.
Print the attached application and return it with the following forms signed and notarized to AMA Pro Racing at the address listed below.
  1. 2017 AMA Pro Racing Annual Participant Release, Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement
  2. 2017 MXS All-Event Release, Waiver and Indemnity Agreement
  3. AMA Pro Racing Membership Terms and Conditions
  4. Annex B, 2017 Athlete Consent to Doping Control
  5. Download and review the updated Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Substance Abuse Policy
  6. Complete your Rider Profile by logging into the MX Sports and ATV Motocross websites at: https://secure.tracksideonlineresults.com/mxpro/login.aspx
If you are a new applicant, you must also include a copy of your birth certificate.  If you are a foreign rider, you must also include a copy of your current racing license along with a Start Permission or a Release and Certification from your licensing federation. An Eligibility form may also be required.
Please mail your signed and NOTARIZED forms to the following address:
AMA Pro RacingATTN: Membership Services
525 Fentress Blvd. Suite B
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
Documents must be received by AMA Pro Racing no later than 30 days prior to your first event of the season. License applications will only be approved in advance and will not be accepted or approved at an event.
Please remember that all applications must be printed and returned to the AMA Pro Racing office with notarized signatures in order to begin the licensing approval process. In the event your application is not approved, a full refund will be returned to you.
How to Apply for a 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Rider License
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross rider applications may be submitted by following these instructions:
Step 1: MX Sports Pro Racing Online Application
Step 2: AMA Pro Racing Member Network
  • Existing Online Users: Log in to the AMA Pro Member Network at http://members.amaproracing.com/. If you have trouble logging in, please follow the instructions below.
  • New Online Users: Follow the New User instructions below to create an online account.
  • Once logged in, click My Account.
  • Click Profile to review and update your Headshot, Mailing Address, Email Address, Phone Numbers and Emergency Contact information.
  • Click Licenses to apply for a 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Rider License.
  • After applying, the Licenses page will allow you to review your application Status by clicking the red “Check Status” button.
Forgot your username or password?
New user?
  • Complete the MX Sports Pro Racing Rider Profile Information Page: Pro MX or ATVMX
  • Please visit http://members.amaproracing.com/.
  • Choose register to create a new user account and then click continue.
  • If you have previously held an AMA Pro license, follow the prompts to link your current Member ID to your new user account.
  • Once your account has been created, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address we have on file for you.
  • Open your confirmation email and click Activate Account.
  • You will be redirected to the My Account page, where you will need to click the Licenses tab and then choose License type to continue.
About the AMA Pro Racing Member Network
The AMA Pro Racing Member Network allows members to manage their own membership information, as well as process payments securely online. The Member Network can be accessed by visiting http://members.amaproracing.com/.
If you are having trouble creating or logging into your account, please contact Support by emailing HelpDesk@amaproracing.com or by calling 386-492-1014 during regular business hours (M-F 9:00am–5:00pm ET).
Please contact Sharon McMillan in AMA Pro Racing Member Services at (386) 492-1014 ext. 151 for any questions regarding the license application.


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2016 Women's Motocross Championship: Winter Olympics Motocross Results

Courtesy of Women's Professional Motocross Championship


Hodges Wins the Battle at the Thor Winter OlympicsFasnacht Wins the War at the Final Round of the WMX Series 
ALACHUA, Fla. (November 30, 2016) - Held in conjunction with the 2016 Thor Winter Olympics, the final round of the Women's Motocross Championship (WMX) took place this Saturday, November 26, at Gatorback Cycle Park in Alachua, Florida. Hannah Hodges took home the overall win where she dominated both motos, coming out with a 1-1 moto tally.

Hodges' Team Green Kawasaki teammate Kylie Fasnacht, who was still feeling the effects of the ACL injury that forced her to miss the previous round in New Jersey, clinched the WMX series title with a conservative 7-7 performance. The win was Hodges' second of the season, having also gone 1-1 in her only other appearance in the series at round two at Wortham, Texas' Freestone Raceway. 
Hannah Hodges (center), Kaitlyn Morrow (left) and Mackenzie Tricker (right) rounded out the WMX podium at final round held in conjunction with the Thor Winter Olympics.Photo: MEPMX | Martha Farmer
Hannah Hodges (center), Kaitlyn Morrow (left) and Mackenzie Tricker (right) rounded out the WMX podium at final round held in conjunction with the Thor Winter Olympics.
Photo: MEPMX | Martha Farmer
"It was really good to finish off the season with another win, especially since this year was my first on a big bike," said Hodges. "I hurt my wrist during the 250 B Limited race at the earlier this week and it was still sore for the WMX race, but I was able to tough it out and get the win. I only did one other round this year so it was good to be able to just hop in and go 1-1."

Since Hodges was outside of the top 10 in the standings heading into the Florida round, the Kawasaki rider had one of the last picks on the starting gate for the first moto. Hodges was not fazed as she still managed to exit the first turn in second behind Stone/Fly/Scott/Cycle Shack North Yamaha's Kaitlyn Morrow. Hodges took the lead before the end of the opening lap when she passed Morrow heading into the famed ‘Gator Pit.'

"My wrist was pretty tight on the first lap, so I just tried to ride steady most of the race and I was able to get the lead and pull out to a pretty good gap," said Hodges.
Hannah Hodges took home the overall win at the final round of the WMX series in Florida. Photo: MEPMX | Martha Farmer
Hannah Hodges took home the overall win at the final round
of the WMX series in Florida. 

Photo: MEPMX | Martha Farmer
At the finish, Hodges took a comfortable win over Morrow, with MCS Racing Suzuki/Obermeyer's Mackenzie Tricker rounding out the podium. Kawasaki's Shelby Rolen just missed the podium in fourth.

Riding the confidence from her first moto victory, Hodges grabbed the holeshot in the second moto and immediately started to pull away from the pack, while Morrow and Tricker battled over second and third.

Moto two was pretty much a mirror image of the first moto, with Hodges getting the easy win with Morrow and Tricker rounding out the podium. Rolen was fourth with KTM Canada's Eve Brodeur in fifth.
Kaitlyn Morrow earned second overall at round 10, and finished the year third overall in the WMX series.   Photo: MEPMX | Martha Farmer
Kaitlyn Morrow earned second overall at round 10, and finished
the year third overall in the WMX series.   

Photo: MEPMX | Martha Farmer
Defending champion Fasnacht came into the race needing only 11 points to clinch her second straight title, but could barely bend her leg due to her injury. Wearing a knee brace, Fasnacht fought through the pain and came away with a pair of sevenths, which was more than enough to give her the championship.

"I wasn't even supposed to be on the bike, but I needed to race in order to win the title," said Fasnacht. "I couldn't even bend my knee so I had to stand up in most of the corners and it hurt pretty bad when I landed from the jumps."
Hodges took the overall with her clean sweep of the two motos, while Morrow's 2-2 put her in second overall ahead of Tricker's 3-3 moto scores.
Kylie Fasnacht earned her second-straight WMX Championship with a pair of seventh place finishes while riding with an injured knee.Photo: MEPMX | Martha Farmer
Kylie Fasnacht earned her second-straight WMX Championship with a pair of seventh place finishes while riding with an injured knee.
Photo: MEPMX | Martha Farmer
After factoring out the "throw-away" rounds, Fasnacht finished off the year with 361 points for the title, with Tricker grabbing the runner-up position for the season with 334 points. Morrow was third on the year with 330, while Markelon (297) and Rolen (271) rounded out the top five.

For more information, please visit the official website at ww.racewmx.com or call (304) 284-0101. Also, follow the official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for exclusive content and to catch the latest news. 
Results
  1. Hannah Hodges (KAW) 1-1
  2. Kaitlyn Morrow (YAM) 2-2
  3. Mackenzie Tricker (SUZ) 3-3
  4. Shelby Rolen (KAW) 4-4
  5. Eve Brodeur (KTM) 5-5
  6. Amanda Brown (HON) 6-6
  7. Kylie Fasnacht (KAW) 7-7
  8. Nicole Gaudern (KAW) 8-8
  9. Grace Payne (YAM) 9-9 
Series Points Standings:
  1. Kylie Fasnacht (361)
  2. Mackenzie Tricker (334)
  3. Kaitlyn Morrow (330)
  4. Marissa Markelon (297)
  5. Shelby Rolen (271)
  6. Eve Brodeur (268)
  7. Amanda Brown (234)
  8. Lauren Woods (184)
  9. Grace Payne (176)
  10. Nicole Gaudern (165)
About Women's Professional Motocross Championship:
The Women's Professional Motocross Championship (WMX), an AMA National Championship, features the world's fastest female outdoor motocross racers.  The 10-round series begins with the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross at Daytona International Speedway in March and concludes with the Winter Olympics in November. It includes stops at premier motorsport facilities across America, with events in Florida, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey and Maryland. These top female pro racers compete in a two-moto format on machines ranging from 125cc to 250cc. The WMX is managed by MX Sports Pro Racing, a West Virginia-based company and industry leader in power sports event production. For more information, please visit www.racewmx.com or call (304) 284-0101.






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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING JOIN FORCES WITH SIDI

Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

ITALIAN MANUFACTURER BECOMES OFFICIAL BOOTS SUPPLIER FOR ENDURO, SUPERENDURO AND EXTREME ENDURO TEAM RIDERS
Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce a new two-year partnership with SIDI – an agreement that will see the world-renowned sports footwear manufacturer become the official boots supplier for all European-based Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Enduro, SuperEnduro and Extreme Enduro riders throughout the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Ideally combining innovation with half a century of experience in high-quality sports footwear manufacturing, SIDI is the brand of choice for millions of riders around the globe. What started back in 1960 as a craftsman’s workshop manufacturing mountain sports footwear in northern Italy has now evolved into a dominant player in the motorcycle and cycling markets.

Remaining at the forefront of all latest technical development SIDI’s R&D engineers have strived to offer products that are extremely reliable and comfortable. Worn by world-class athletes for decades SIDI boots have helped them claim victories and celebrate world championship titles in all major off-road motorcycle racing disciplines.

The signing of this agreement between Husqvarna Motorcycles and SIDI Sport will see all six Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Enduro, SuperEnduro and Extreme Enduro team riders based in Europe wear SIDI boots throughout their 2017 and 2018 racing campaigns.

Robert Jonas – Vice President Husqvarna Motorsport: “We’re extremely pleased to have SIDI join our enduro teams for the next two years. As a brand they’re closely involved with motorcycle competition with their boots worn by world champions in all kinds of motorcycle racing disciplines. With SIDI becoming an official boots supplier, we are happy to equip all European-based Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Enduro, SuperEnduro and Extreme Enduro riders with the very best equipment, allowing them to perform at their best while staying well-protected.”

Dino Signori – CEO SIDI Sport: “It’s an honour for all of us at SIDI to support Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s enduro athletes for the next two years. Combining tradition with innovation, style with comfort SIDI has become a market leader in motorcycle footwear. Our goal is always to push the boundaries of innovation and competition has always been an ideal testing ground for SIDI to develop new technologies. We trust Rockstar Energy Husqvarna athletes will enjoy the use of SIDI boots and we are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with the team for many years to come.”

 



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ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING TEAM LOOKS FORWARD TO DAKAR RALLY 2017

Courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

 Reigning Cross Country Rallies World Champion Pablo Quintanilla and teammate Pela Renet set to take on grueling Dakar challenge

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team riders Pablo Quintanilla and Pela Renet are ready to take on the 39th running of the Dakar Rally – the world’s most iconic rally raid event, which kicks of in AsunciĆ³n, Paraguay on January 2.

Together with experienced former racer turned rider consultant Ruben Faria, Quintanilla and Renet will take on what is expected to be one of the toughest Dakar Rallies in many years. Faced with close to two weeks of competition aboard their FR 450 machines, both riders will have to deal with almost one-week of racing at high altitude while tackling the varied and demanding South American terrain.

For Quintanilla this year’s Dakar will start with the Chilean being the recently crowned FIM Cross Countries World Champion. Third in the 2016 edition of the Dakar, in securing his hard earned world championship title he has shown that he will be one of the leading riders during this year’s Dakar. Fast, experienced and with his fitness and confidence at an all time high, Quintanilla is focused on a third consecutive podium result while also hopeful of improving on his 2016 third place result.

Ready to tackle his second Dakar, French rider Pela Renet will again be Quintanilla’s teammate. Switching to rally at the end of 2015 the former Enduro World Champion has faced a steep learning curve. Despite crashing heavily during Dakar 2016, Renet has remained focused on his goal of adapting to the many challenges rally racing presents and heads into Dakar 2017 determined to gain further experience and reach the finish.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team heads into Dakar 2017 with another important asset – former racer Ruben Faria. Now retired from full-time competition, Faria will offer invaluable tactical advice and support to the two Husqvarna riders. As a regular Dakar starter since 2006 the Portuguese rally specialist will be on hand to back Quintanilla and Renet throughout the 39th edition of the event.

Pablo Quintanilla: “In Dakar there are many factors that you can't control so making predictions before the race is never a good thing to do. I have prepared well, have no injuries, I’ve had a great season in the world championship and have a great bike and team supporting me. I have all that I need to do well. Because of my successful world championship season there is a little extra pressure on me to do well, but I don’t mind the pressure. This year’s event will be difficult, with many fast riders hoping to do well. I am sure that this year we will see what Marc Coma believes is a true rally. I feel confident in my navigational skills in the open deserts, and also on the mountain tracks, so I am looking forward to the challenge. It’s always hard to have an exact plan for Dakar, you have to let the race come to you. Of course my goals get harder to achieve each year, after finishing on the podium the next step is an obvious one for most riders. Dakar is a special race, an incredible experience, and together with my team we will do all we can to get the best result possible.”

Pela Renet: “My goal this year is to finish Dakar. Everyone now knows that the 2017 Dakar will be very difficult – one of the most difficult in recent years. But I am looking forward to the challenge. Since last year’s event I have worked a lot on my navigation, in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Navigation will be very important, also dealing with the riding at high altitude and the big differences in temperatures during the competition. The challenge that is ahead of all riders is going to be very special, very difficult. I have incredible support from my team and have so much more experience going into my second Dakar. I’m really looking forward to this challenge.”

Dakar Rally 2017
The world’s toughest offroad event gets underway on January 2, 2017 when 146 riders in the motorcycle category set out from AsunciĆ³n to welcome Paraguay as the 29th country to be included in the Dakar program. The 12 stages, which take riders on to Bolivia and Argentina, will offer brutal new challenges. These include almost a week at high altitude – six stages over 3,000-meters in the early part of the competition and what organizers say will be very special new demands in navigational technique.

Quintanilla and Renet will also encounter every possible weather condition from freezing temperatures to a blistering 50°C, and vastly different, and very challenging terrain – from dunes to plains and grasslands, river crossings, rocks and the daunting Andes mountains. The twelve stages cover nearly 9,000 km, including more than 4,000 km of special timed stages. There will be one marathon stage where riders will fend for themselves with no mechanical or team support at the overnight bivouac. During the 12 stages there will be just one rest day, in La Paz, before the rally concludes in Buenos Aires on January 14. 



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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

BEL-RAY ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH COBRA MOTO U.S.A.

Courtesy of Bel-Ray


FARMINGDALE, N.J. (Nov. 23, 2016) – Total performance lubricant manufacturer, Bel-Ray, today announced its partnership with competition mini cycle manufacturer, Cobra Moto. With this partnership, Bel-Ray becomes the official oil of the manufacturer and a major sponsor of the Michigan-based Cobra Moto factory’s racing efforts. 


As part of the agreement, Bel-Ray products will become the factory fill and recommended replacement for nearly all fluids in Cobra Moto’s 50cc and 65cc motorcycles, ensuring both reliability and superior performance. Each new Cobra mini motocross bike will also come with a Bel-Ray emblem on the front fender as a seal of quality.

“Cobra Moto’s bikes are the stepping stone to professional motocross for many riders,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Moto. “With Bel-Ray providing world-class performance products for our motorcycles, we’re giving these kids the best possible path to the pros.”

Bel-Ray will also support Cobra Moto’s elite youth riders for the upcoming season. These young riders will be given full product support throughout the 2017 season, with access to Bel-Ray products including oils, lubricants, coolants and brake fluids - all formulated to maximize performance and reliability. In addition, Bel-Ray will appear at Cobra Moto’s Amateur National motocross events throughout the season to provide technical and promotional support.

“We’re pumped to be partnering with Cobra for the upcoming season,” said Debby Neubauer, Bel-Ray Vice President of Marketing. “Cobra produces excellent bikes, and we can’t wait to see how Bel-Ray products and Cobra bikes are able to aid each of the riders throughout the season. Bel-Ray is proud to be helping to power the next generation of motocross stars!”

For more information on Bel-Ray’s involvement in powersports or Bel-Ray’s full line of powersports products, please visit www.belray.com or call (732) 938-2421. For more information on Bel-Ray’s involvement with Cobra Moto please visit Bel-Ray’s YouTube Channel




About Bel-Ray Company, LLC.
Bel-Ray Company, LLC. was founded in 1946 and serves the lubrication needs of powersports, industrial and mining customers worldwide. “Flex Your Engine” with Bel-Ray’s superior Powersports line that delivers top quality Made-in-the-USA lubricants and service products to motorcycle and recreational vehicle enthusiasts around the world. Bel-Ray products are available at powersports dealers worldwide. Visit BelRay.com for a complete dealer listing. Find the right lubricant for your equipment with Bel-Ray’s Lubricant Advisor. Like us on Facebook.com/BelRayCompany or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

About Cobra Moto
Cobra Moto, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles in the United States with more than 300 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra Moto's mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at www.cobramotorcycle.com and like us on Cobra Nation on Facebook.
 





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